When designing a new modern office, you are probably looking for ways to save time and money while reducing stress. If you are moving into a new office space, there’s a boatload of things you’ll need to do, and in most cases, not a lot of time in which to get it done. Here are some tips to help make your office design work run more smoothly, so you can get things done on time—and save a bundle.
When it comes to designing your office reception area, almost no one has money to burn. If fact when it comes to designing and furnishing your office, most business’s want to spend as little as possible, however on the other side of that coin, they want the best possible design and value for the dollars they spend.
I went shopping today at a local Home Depot looking to pick up a couple of things I needed for the office. While walking down one of the aisles, I started singing to myself (I sing to myself because, I’m the only person that would tolerate it) …”I don’t remember what day it was, and I don’t remember what time it was”... (By: Spiral Staircase) Suddenly, I asked myself (see, I talk to myself also), where did that come from? Then I realized it had just played over the speaker system. That, started me thinking how amazing it is how our sensory perception works? Without any conscious effort we think, recall, enjoy, hate or fabricate ideas about everything.
Diamonds and rubies have value of a certain kind to many people. Family may has value of a different kind to others, and high speed internet offers up a completely different value to still others.
It doesn’t matter where you live, work, play or travel to, environment will often control what you wear, what you eat, how you think and even your ability to breath. It doesn’t matter if you are an earthling or from another planet, environment will have more control over your life and possibly things you take for granted. It doesn’t matter where you are from, your environment will label you as a Texan, a Brit or a Martian.
Whatever choice you make for your person or your business shapes how others think of you. It doesn’t matter whether it’s the height of the hemline of your dress, or the color of your office reception area, it shapes what people think. If the hemline is too high, some may think it’s too suggestive and if it’s too low others make think of it as being prudish.
Being old school in my approach to buying large ticket items such as an office reception desk (needing to see and touch), it still amazes me that modern day internet shoppers will buy office furniture online spending hundreds, and even thousands of dollars with having only relative information about what they are buying, and who they are buying it from. Call me old fashion in that regard if you must, I will wear that badge.
Designing a small office reception area is more often than not, cause for much indecision and frustration. Besides our conference room(s), clients spend more of their time in this area of our workplace than any other.
Design, inside and out of a workplace, be it a retail, office or service facility, has an unimaginable impact on brand perception and ultimately, what customers are inclined to spend.
You spend hours looking around, website after website looking for that perfect reception desk for your business lobby. It’s important to you because you want to make a good first impression when customers come to visit. After all your sweat, indecision and questions, you finally find one that you like. You plop down your credit card and have it shipped. You receive it finally! It’s in a million pieces but you don’t care because you had nothing to do all day Saturday anyway. You put it together after much trial and error. You’re set. On Monday your receptionist tells you it looks great, but she needs a scouch more room, so you pull it away from the wall a few more inches and the side panel pops off. YOU WANT TO DIE!